The Museum of Archaeology and History of Montreal celebrates in its own way the 125th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie by recounting 30 years of archaeology in Mesopotamia, from 1920 to 1950, through the her novels. Archaeology was one of Agatha Christie favourite subjects and she introduced it regularly in her stories, through many references to discoveries in Iraq and Syria — the best example being Murder in Mesopotamia (1936). The exhibition includes her portable Remington typewriter, and many personal items lent by her family. Also present are archaeological pieces from the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Royal Ontario Museum. The exhibition was created thanks to the collaboration of the museum with Mathew Prichard, grandson of the author and administrator of the Christie Archive Trust..
« Investigating Agatha Christie »
Pointe-à-Callière (musée d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de Montréal)
350, place Royale
Angle de la Commune
Vieux-Montréal, H2Y 3Y5
Until 15 April 2016
Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, from 11 a.m.